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September and October 2020 in Films


September was a terrible month. I spent much of the month with my family up in the northern California because my grandfather died. Needless to say, not a lot of new-to-me movie watching happened that month. Hence why there was no post. I decided to combine the two months into one post. October included a virtual version of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival, so like most years there is an uptick in silent film, but not as much as past years. As always, you can see everything I watched and a breakdown by year after the cut.

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August 2020 in Films


I spent the bulk of my August re-watching all of Sex and the City from the beginning, plus the movie (and watching the sequel for the first time). You can find a very in depth documentation of that re-watch here. I did, however, also watch some movies. As always after the cut you can find a list of all the new-to-me films I watched, plus a highlighted selection of my favorites.

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July 2020 in Films


I spent much of July catching up on some female directed films from earlier in 2020 that I missed, as well as still working my way through Criterion Channel’s Tell Me collection (I only have one film left!!) and honestly that made for a great month of viewing. As always, after the cut you can see everything I watched in July, a breakdown by decade, and a few favorites.

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May and June 2020 in Films


I didn’t do a round up post for May due to the state of things at the beginning of June, but I do want to do the films I watched in May justice, so I am doing a two month post this month. So, after the cut you will find everything I watched in May *and* June, a breakdown by decade, and my favorites.

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No Post For May


It doesn’t feel right to do a post this month, but I want to push you all to watch the films in Tell Me: Women Filmmaker, Women’s Stories on Criterion Channel.

 

Here’s the log:

  1. All Day and a Night
  2. The Half of It
  3. Ema
  4. Joyce at 34
  5. Becoming
  6. Selah and the Spades
  7. Clotheslines
  8. Un beau soleil intérieur (Let the Sunshine In)
  9. Carrie Pilby
  10. Loser
  11. Diabolo menthe (Peppermint Soda)
  12. Outside In
  13. Jean of the Joneses
  14. Qarib Qarib Singlle
  15. Galveston
  16. Rough Night
  17. Ophelia
  18. The Weekend
  19. Sword of Trust
  20. Paper Year
  21. Growing Up Female
  22. Janie’s Janie
  23. Betty Tells Her Story
  24. It Happens to Us
  25. Yudie
  26. Second Cousins Once Removed

 

April 2020 in Films


It is the truth universally acknowledged that April 2020 flew by at the speed of light. March seemed interminably long, but I don’t even know where April went. I definitely watched less films in April, but I did watch some truly stunning ones. As always you can find the whole list, a breakdown by decade, and a few of my favorites after the cut.

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March 2020 in Films


It feels like March was a month that just would not end. As is with many people, I haven’t left my house in several weeks (except for a few trips to the grocery store), so my movie watching increased quite a bit this month. As you will see after the cut, I’ve continued watching A LOT of Japanese films. I feel that trend will continue for the foreseeable future. As always, after the cut you can see everything I watched, plus a few highlighted favorites.

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February 2020 in Films


I took a week off for vacation in the middle of the month so views are a bit low, but I saw some absolute gems in February. As always, you can see everything I watched after the cut, plus I highlighted a few favorites.

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January 2020 in Films


I cannot even fathom that we are in a new decade. This blog chronicled almost an entire decade of my cinema consumption, as well as my growth as a writer, my changing interests, tastes, and pursuits. As we move into a new decade I find myself with less and less time to dedicate to this blog, but I will attempt to still do these month round ups. So, as always, you can see everything I watched last month and a few favorites.

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2019 in Films: 365 Days, 426 Films, and a Year Full of Cinema!


2019 was a whirlwind of a year. FilmStruck closed down in late-2018, and by early-2019 I found myself moving back to Los Angeles to work for NetflixFilm. It’s been an incredibly fulfilling year, but with all this work (and travel for work! and moving back across the country!), I definitely watched far fewer films than I have in previous years. I’ve also found I’ve had less time to dedicate to this blog, but as always I have kept track of everything I’ve watched. So, here’s everything I watched in 2020, plus a little context. You can see all my month recaps here.

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